Year 10 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics)

Course Description

Students will use the introductory knowledge gained from 9DVC to develop new understandings of spatial and product design history, practical drawing, rendering and 3D modelling skills. 

Students will also explore the influence of visual communication in the context of the social media age we live in. 

Students will begin to develop their skills in planning, time management, identifying the needs of stakeholders for short briefs, meeting these needs through exploring and refining ideas alongside beginning to understand how to identify and analyse successful design.

Students will explore and refine their ideas through various modelling techniques these being: drawing, rendering, extended research, 3D sculpture, SketchUp, Fusion360 and Adobe Illustrator. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A set of pencils (2H, H, HB, B, 2B), 2 erasers, ruler.


Architecture, product design, graphic design, landscape design, urban planning, set design, creative directing, typography and advertising.